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Milligan Vaughan Project Premiere "Soul Satisfaction" Video

The Milligan Vaughan Project—an Austin-based band featuring singer Malford Milligan and guitarist Tyrone Vaughan—released their debut album, MVP, August 4 via Mark One Records. Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Soul Satisfaction," the band's new music video.The song, which packs a punch, features plenty of tasty Fender-fueled guitar work by Vaughan, who happens to be... …

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments

For someone who spent a mere seven and a half years as a heavy player on the world stage, Texas guitar-slinger Stevie Ray Vaughan left behind a wealth of recorded material—and one hell of a legacy.In that blink of an eye between his incongruous appearance on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance in 1983 and his death in a freak helicopter crash in 1990, Vaughan unleashed four indispensable studio albums... …

Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan Perform "Jeff's Boogie" in 1984

For this week's flashback video, we head to Honolulu, Hawaii.That's where, in 1984, Jeff Beck joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble on stage to play an impressive mini-set that included "Jeff's Boogie," an instrumental track from the Yardbirds' 1966 Roger the Engineer album (the original name of which was Yardbirds).In the surprisingly great-sounding video below, Beck and Vaughan take... …

Tommy Emmanuel's Jaw-Dropping Acoustic 12-Bar Blues

If there's anyone who can shred on acoustic guitar with jaw-dropping effect, it's Tommy Emmanuel.Hailing from Australia, yes, he has an excellent accent, and yes, he can put your fingerstyle moves to shame. But check out this video of a 12-bar blues. Here he runs through Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie" and "Stevie's Blues," a song he wrote for the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.You might be... …

Rare Footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Performance at the “Biggest Party in History”

In the late Eighties, Miller Lite beer, in an attempt to boost sales, planned a publicity stunt in Texas. It was dubbed the “Biggest Party In History.”In a campaign that included nearly a year's of worth of TV and magazine ads, the company spent around $15 million promoting the events that would take place over Labor Day weekend 1989 in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Odessa, McAllen, Houston and... …

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lonnie Mack Play "Oreo Cookie Blues" and "Wham!" in 1986

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans got a nice little bonus in 1985, when Alligator Records released Lonnie Mack's masterful Strike Like Lightning album.The album, which was co-produced by Vaughan and Mack, features Vaughan on several tracks, playing electric and acoustic guitar, something that very rarely happened.Vaughan even sings a duet with Mack on one of the songs, "If You Have to Know," making it... …

Forgotten Guitar: Soundboard Recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s David Bowie Rehearsals

In January 1983, David Bowie invited Stevie Ray Vaughan to record guitar for six new tracks he’d written for his upcoming release, Let’s Dance.Vaughan’s powerful and unique guitar work brought a fresh sound to Bowie’s music, most famously on songs like “China Girl” and the album’s title track.With the album a success, Bowie was keen for SRV to join his group for the subsequent Serious Moonlight... …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Stevie Ray Vaughan

It’s been almost 35 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan burst onto the world stage, becoming the meanest thing to come out of Texas since J.R. Ewing.Vaughan—devoid of light shows, dry ice, fog and lasers—refocused attention back to the essentials—guitar, bass and drums in a basic 12-bar format.Think you know everything there is to know about the late, great SRV? Check out the story below to test... …

The Top 10 Guitar-Playing Frontmen in Rock

Even though Metallica's James Hetfield makes it look all too easy, there are countless guitarists who find it challenging to sing while doing anything on the guitar—besides strumming.Some players (myself included) even get bent out of shape when they're asked to provide the simplest of vocal harmonies while playing solos or semi-challenging riffs.Which is why Guitar World has decided to honor... …

One-of-a-Kind Stevie Ray Vaughan Exhibit Opens in Austin

The spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan has never left Austin, Texas. Now, almost 27 years after his death, some of his most treasured and iconic possessions are on display in his adopted hometown for all to see.Pride and Joy, The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, an exhibit curated by the Grammy Museum in cooperation with Vaughan’s estate, headed by his brother Jimmie, is on display at the Bullock... …

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